4 Jan, 2018

TOGETHER WE WHEEL

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Running for those who can’t.

Matt Sours (background) and Rico Aranda are running buddies who compete in races across the country

Matt Sours (background) and Rico Aranda are running buddies who compete in races across the country

Matt Sours, a partner at the Buckhead firm of Morris, Manning & Martin, began running after college to relieve stress. “In 2010, I was running a 10K when I […]

4 Jan, 2018

HEY, MR. DJ

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Greg Picciano turned a radio career into a stint behind the turntables.

There was no midcareer epiphany, no sudden realization that he was in the wrong profession, for Greg Picciano. For as long as he’s known, he’s always been interested in the music industry and has spent the past 40-plus years in the field, including a steady gig at Buckhead’s popular Johnny’s Hideaway nightclub.

Growing up in Cincinnati, […]

4 Jan, 2018

A PASSION FOR PRIMLAND

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The expansive Virginia resort affords the option of doing a lot or a little.

Preserving the beauty of Primland’s 12,000 acres is a priority; the property became LEED certified in 2012.

Preserving the beauty of Primland’s 12,000 acres is a priority; the property became LEED certified in 2012.

I gunned the gas, and we plowed over the bubbling creek and roared up the muddy, rocky bank […]

4 Jan, 2018

THE JOYS OF TRAVELING SOLO

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GOING IT ALONE CAN BRING OUT THE BEST IN BOTH YOU AND THE DESTINATION

“You’re going where by yourself?” I still recall my godmother, who has traveled everywhere from Antarctica to Vietnam, asking when I told her I was going on a solo trip to Colombia.

I’d been itching to visit South America and figured my 35th birthday was the perfect occasion. And thanks to available vacation days, […]

4 Jan, 2018

THE SIREN SONG OF SPICE ISLAND

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Grenada enchants with secluded beaches, exotic wildlife and the intoxicating scent of nutmeg.

Want some alone time on the beach? Grenada is where you want to be.

Want some alone time on the beach? Grenada is where you want to be.

For whatever reason, Grenada seems off the mainstream Caribbean travel grid. And you should be thankful, because it’s the perfect island getaway. But who knows […]

4 Jan, 2018

GOTTA-HAVE GEAR FOR WHEN YOU’RE ON THE GO

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THE 8 ESSENTIALS EVERY TRAVELER NEEDS

THE 8 ESSENTIALS EVERY TRAVELER NEEDS

Traveling wise is a fine balance of carrying just the right amount of stuff of decent quality and practical use. Savvy road warriors will love these travel essentials that are just the ticket, whether you’re headed out on a weekend getaway, cross-country voyage or international expedition.

1. Stackers Makeup & Jewelry Travel Case ($40)

This handy, two-in-one leather […]

4 Jan, 2018

CHEESE PLEASE

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Robin Schick takes a bite out the cheese-making biz.

EXTRA BITE “I think there is a place for all kinds of cheese. I love Rotel, Velveeta and the soupy, milky white cheese you get at Mexican restaurants.”

EXTRA BITE “I think there is a place for all kinds of cheese. I love Rotel, Velveeta and the soupy, milky white cheese you get at Mexican restaurants.”

Robin […]

4 Jan, 2018

FOR ART’S SAKE

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SOAKING UP CULTURE AT THE CALLANWOLDE ARTS FESTIVAL

Art lovers don’t have to forgo art festivals just because of the winter weather: On Jan. 20 and 21, the indoor Callanwolde Arts Festival celebrates local art, music and more. Located at the historic 27,000-square-foot Callanwolde mansion in Druid Hills, the award-winning annual festival brings together almost 90 artists to display their paintings, sculptures, photographs, metalwork, glass art and […]

4 Jan, 2018

CREATING LASTING FIRST IMPRESSIONS

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Buckhead resident Allison Vaccaro transforms home exteriors without swinging a hammer.

Allison Vaccaro and her sister, Cassie McDowell

Allison Vaccaro and her sister, Cassie McDowell

Back in November, Allison Vaccaro and her sister, Cassie McDowell, launched Brick & Batten, their Atlanta-based virtual home exterior design business. That’s right: home exterior. They help clients choose external paint and trim colors, lighting fixtures and home accents such as […]

4 Jan, 2018

EDITOR’S CORNER – JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2018

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Atlanta is a great place to be. In fact, it was recently named the eighth hippest city in the country in a nationwide poll.

But sometimes you need to get away and explore what the rest of the world has to offer. And that means travel, which is the theme of this issue’s cover story.

This particular topic is near and dear to my heart. You might even […]